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In the latest edition of Life Elsewhere, disappearing bees, a rapper and a folkie plus The Hit That Never Was.

Freelance writer and environmental journalist, Robert Hunziker talks to Norman B about a worldwide problem, bees are dying off like never before. Recent scientific research has zeroed-in on the culprits, which are neonicotinoids or “neonics,” which are pesticides manufactured by Monsanto and Bayer. However, the two manufacturers claim the pesticides are totally benign. A four-year study by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides (“TFSP”), directed at how and why so many bees, butterflies and other insects, including earthworms, are disappearing so rapidly, according to a member of the task force, “Instead of wiping out the top of the food chain, killing hawks and eagles as DDT did, neonics are wiping out the bottom of the food chain.” Bees pollinate almost every fruit, nut, vegetable, and field crop, and honey fits in the mix consequently the loss of bees is equivalent to one giant step towards mass starvation. Albert Einstein is reported to have predicted that civilization will be over in four years if bees are no more.

This week’s Hit That Never Was features the late Hugh Mundell, the highly regarded reggae artist who performed publicly just a few times in his short career, yet he garnered the  attention of many critics, causing one to write that “he had the purest voice in popular music”. Mundell recorded for the legendary Dub producer Augustus Pablo, under his own name and also using the pseudonym, Jah Levi. On October 14, 1983, twenty-one year-old, Mundell was shot to death while sitting in his car. When you go to the Hit That Never Was page, you will discover we have included the 12′ mix of Feeling Alight Girl, complete with the extended dub version.

In the second half of the program, Norman B talks with George Fuller a talented singer-songwriter and aspiring rap artist Anonymous (And.On. I. Must). George sent a copy of his very personal album to Life Elsewhere, requesting an honest appraisal. His efforts impressed Norman B enough to invite the musician into the studio for an interview to find out more about the man and his music. During the pre-interview conversation,  Fuller nonchalantly mentioned that he had recently been on tour with rap artist Anonymous (And.On. I. Must). This caught Norman B by surprise, knew he had to learn more about this unusual mixing of musical genres and generations. The self proclaimed old-dude-folkie, George Fuller and exuberant rapper, Anonymous (And.On. I. Must) explain toNorman B how they came to work together and play examples of their musical collaboration.

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The Old-Dude-Folkie & The Exuberant Rapper. Plus Disappearing Bees.

George Fuller is a talented singer-songwriter, who late in life, decided to put out an album of his own very personal work. He sent a copy to Life Elsewhere, requesting an honest appraisal. George’s efforts impressed Norman B enough to invite the musician into the studio for an interview to find out more about the man and his music. During a pre-interview conversation,  George Fuller nonchalantly mentioned that he had recently been on tour with rap artist Anonymous (And.On. I. Must). Taken by surprise Norman B knew he had to learn more about this unusual mixing of musical genres and generations. In the second half of the next Life Elsewhere, self proclaimed old-dude-folkie, George Fuller and exuberant rapper, Anonymous (And.On. I. Must) explain to Norman B how they came to work together and play examples of their musical collaboration.

Bees are dying off like never before and it is a worldwide problem. Recent scientific research has zeroed-in on the culprits, which are neonicotinoids or “neonics,” which are pesticides Robert Hunzikermanufactured by Monsanto and Bayer. However, the two manufacturers claim the pesticides are totally benign. A four-year study by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides (“TFSP”), directed at how and why so many bees, butterflies and other insects, including earthworms, are disappearing so rapidly, according to a member of the task force, “Instead of wiping out the top of the food chain, killing hawks and eagles as DDT did, neonics are wiping out the bottom of the food chain.” Bees pollinate almost every fruit, nut, vegetable, and field crop, and honey fits in the mix consequently the loss of bees is equivalent to one giant step towards mass starvation. Freelance writer and environmental journalist, Robert Hunziker recently wrote on disappearing bees for Dissident Voice. Robert will join Norman B to discuss the whys and wherefores of disappearing bees and Albert Einstein’s reported prediction that “civilization will be over in four years if bees are no more“.

Life Elsewhere airs every Monday at 9.00am ET (1400 GMT)

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Disappearing Bees. Plus, Mixing Musical Genres & Generations.

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Bees are dying off like never before and it is a worldwide problem. Recent scientific research has zeroed-in on the culprits, which are neonicotinoids or “neonics,” which are pesticides Robert Hunzikermanufactured by Monsanto and Bayer. However, the two manufacturers claim the pesticides are totally benign. A four-year study by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides (“TFSP”), directed at how and why so many bees, butterflies and other insects, including earthworms, are disappearing so rapidly, according to a member of the task force, “Instead of wiping out the top of the food chain, killing hawks and eagles as DDT did, neonics are wiping out the bottom of the food chain.” Bees pollinate almost every fruit, nut, vegetable, and field crop, and honey fits in the mix consequently the loss of bees is equivalent to one giant step towards mass starvation. Freelance writer and environmental journalist, Robert Hunziker recently wrote on disappearing bees for Dissident Voice. Robert will join Norman B to discuss the whys and wherefores of disappearing bees and Albert Einstein’s reported prediction that civilization will be over in four years if bees are no more.

George Fuller a talented singer-songwriter who late in life, decided to put out an album of his own very personal work sent a copy to Life Elsewhere. George’s efforts impressed Norman B enough to invite him into the studio for an interview to learn more about the man and his music, During a pre-interview conversation,  Fuller nonchalantly mentioned that he had recently been on tour with rap artist Anonymous (And.On. I. Must). Taken by surprise Norman B knew he had to learn more about this unusual mixing of musical genres and generations. In the second half of the program, self proclaimed old-dude-folkie, George Fuller and exuberant rapper, Anonymous (And.On. I. Must) explain to Norman B how they came to work together and play examples of their musical collaboration.

    

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The Earth Day Edition

Robert Hunziker“How many people wait with bated breath for Earth Day to arrive in April of each year? Who knows, but taking a wild guess, probably nobody. Earth Day kinda died out along with the fade-out of the counter-culture of the sixties and seventies. Today, they’re all grandparents and Earth Day has dissipated”. Wrote freelance writer and environmental journalist, Robert Hunziker in a recent edition of Dissident Voice. Mr. Hunziker goes onto say, “Imagine what could of / would have been if only global warming had been the issue of the day in 1968. The likely answer is: Major legislation, including a national directive to convert to renewable energy sources ASAP, setting a D-Day for rejection of fossil fuels. Back then, the streets of Washington, D.C. would have been so filled with so much outrage that Congressional members would have required hours to wade through the mass of people to their offices”. His thought-provoking article, prompted Norman B to invite Robert Hunziker onto Life Elsewhere to explain why he believes we should Ban Earth Day”.


“Greening the Media”
 
a book by Toby Miller and Richard Maxwellexamines important questions such as the media’s complicity in environmental pollution, illustrating how information technology contributes to the global ecological crisis and hot-button issues such as global warming, cellphone safety, and technological waste. Miller and Maxwell like Robert Hunziker are also concerned about what Earth Day means, so they co-authored an article for Psychology Today, titled “The Toby MillerProblem With Earth Day”. Professor Toby Miller is an interdisciplinary social scientist, the author and editor of over 30 books who has published essays in more than 100 journals. He joins the Life Elsewhere conversation to discuss his original and for some, controversial ideas.

As always at Life Elsewhere, we format the incidental music to align with the topics. This week we included music specifically fitting for Earth Day, including: The YardbirdsThe Shape Of ThingsDeep ForestForest HymnRadioheadIdioteque and Marvin GayeMercy Mercy Me (The Ecology). This week’s Hit That Never Was also has an Earth Day reference with Rise by Samantha James.

     

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